Efter en kortare period av tjänstledighet slutade Raja Koduri på AMD och gick över till Intel, vilket gjort att AMD:s Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) varit utan fast chef i snart tre månader. Under tiden har bolagets VD Lisa Su tillfälligt axlat rollen medan AMD letat efter ersättare.

Nu tillkännager AMD att RTG får två nya chefer, en förändring som föranleds av en omorganisering av divisionen. Den stora nyheten här är att AMD:s Semi-Custom Business Unit för skräddarsydda kretsar separeras från Enterprise & Embedded och istället flyttar in till RTG.

AMD:s del för skräddarsydda kretsar står bakom systemkretsarna för Microsofts och Sonys spelkonsoler Xbox One (S/X) respektive Playstation 4 (Slim/Pro), kommande Ataribox och den grafikdel Intel integrerat i Kaby Lake-G. Att klienter som kommit till AMD primärt visat intresse för bolagets grafikarkitekturen gör att förändringen kan ses som logisk.

David Wang, senior vice president of engineering for RTG

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With more than 25 years of graphics and silicon development experience, Wang brings deep technical expertise and an excellent track record in managing complex silicon development to AMD. Wang rejoins AMD from Synaptics, where he was senior vice president of Systems Silicon Engineering responsible for silicon systems development of Synaptics products. Under Wang's leadership, Synaptics more than quadrupled its design team through acquisition and organic growth. Prior to joining Synaptics, Wang was corporate vice president at AMD responsible for SOC development of AMD processor products, including GPUs, CPUs, and APUs. Previously, Wang held various technical and management positions at ATI, ArtX, SGI, Axil Workstations, and LSI Logic.

Ny ingenjörschef för RTG, och i praktiken Raja Koduris direkta ersättare, blir David Wang. Han är en långtida veteran på AMD som arbetat på varje arkitektur från R300 som släpptes år 2002 fram till Graphics Core Next 1.0 (den första vågen i Radeon HD 7000-serien) som lanserades 2011–2012.

Efter GCN 1.0 slutade han på AMD och gick tillsammans med många andra veteraner från ATI/AMD över till Synaptics, för att nu återvända. Officiellt blir Wang ansvarig för grafiktekniker, vilket inkluderar alltifrån att leda arbetet med framtida arkitekturer, relaterad hårdvara och mjukvara.

Mike Rayfield, senior vice president and general manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG)

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Rayfield brings to AMD more than 30 years of technology industry experience focused on growth, building deep customer relationships, and driving results. Rayfield joins AMD from Micron Technology, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit. Under Rayfield's leadership, Micron's mobile business achieved significant revenue growth and improved profitability. Prior to Micron, Rayfield served as general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Nvidia, where he led the team that created Tegra.

En helt ny roll tillfaller Mike Rayfield, som blir ansvarig för strategi- och affärsbeslut inom AMD:s grafikdivision. Detta inkluderar grafikkort för konsumentmarknaden och professionellt bruk, och nu även de skräddarsydda produkter (Semi-Custom) AMD tar fram för klienter som Sony, Microsoft och Intel.

Mike Rayfield är helt ny hos AMD, men har sedan tidigare 30 års erfarenhet i branschen. Senast har han lett minnestillverkaren Microns mobila enhet, där han hjälpt till att öka omsättningen och lönsamheten. Dessförinnan basade han över Nvidias Mobile Business Unit, där han ledde teamet som skapade Tegra.

David Wang och Mike Rayfield tillträder i sina nya tjänster hos AMD omgående och kommer rapportera direkt till företagets VD Lisa Su.

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Graphics Industry Leaders Mike Rayfield and David Wang Join AMD

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 1/23/2018

​AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the appointment of Mike Rayfield as senior vice president and general manager of AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), and David Wang as senior vice president of engineering for RTG. Both will report to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. Rayfield will be responsible for all aspects of strategy and business management for AMD's graphics business including consumer graphics, professional graphics, and semi-custom products. Wang will be responsible for all aspects of graphics engineering, including the technical strategy, architecture, hardware, and software for AMD graphics products and technologies.

"Mike and David are industry leaders who bring proven track records of delivering profitable business growth and leadership product roadmaps," said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. "We enter 2018 with incredible momentum for our graphics business based on the full set of GPU products we introduced last year for the consumer, professional, and machine learning markets. Under Mike and David's leadership, I am confident we will continue to grow the footprint of Radeon across the gaming, immersive, and GPU compute markets."

Rayfield brings to AMD more than 30 years of technology industry experience focused on growth, building deep customer relationships, and driving results. Rayfield joins AMD from Micron Technology, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit. Under Rayfield's leadership, Micron's mobile business achieved significant revenue growth and improved profitability. Prior to Micron, Rayfield served as general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Nvidia, where he led the team that created Tegra.

With more than 25 years of graphics and silicon development experience, Wang brings deep technical expertise and an excellent track record in managing complex silicon development to AMD. Wang rejoins AMD from Synaptics, where he was senior vice president of Systems Silicon Engineering responsible for silicon systems development of Synaptics products. Under Wang's leadership, Synaptics more than quadrupled its design team through acquisition and organic growth. Prior to joining Synaptics, Wang was corporate vice president at AMD responsible for SOC development of AMD processor products, including GPUs, CPUs, and APUs. Previously, Wang held various technical and management positions at ATI, ArtX, SGI, Axil Workstations, and LSI Logic.

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